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In the month of May, Bluefin Tuna begin their breeding season around the world. Pacific Bluefin breed in the Sea of Japan, while Western Atlantic BFT comes to the Gulf of Mexico. Due to their popularity, many are being harvested before they can reach sexual maturity. Currently, only 3.3% of Pacific Bluefin and 7.5% of Western Atlantic Bluefin tuna are of breeding age.
To support sustainability, we at Lucky Robot only serve line-caught Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna.
Overfishing has been eliminated in the Hawaii fishery due to the strict enforcement of bigeye catch quota. In addition, Bigeye Tuna can spawn year-round and reach maturity at 3 years of age, whereas, Bluefin only spawn from June to September and don’t reach maturity until 5 years of age.
As a seafood-focused restaurant, we strive to not only serve sustainable fish but to call attention to the practices in our industry that promote irresponsible and unsustainable fishing practices.
To raise awareness of the fragility of the Bluefin Tuna, Lucky Robot will abstain from serving any tuna every Tuesday throughout the duration of the Bluefin Tuna breeding season. Additionally, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds on Tuesday to support the Ocean Conservancy.
Please join us in our efforts to protect our oceans, fish and sea life for generations to come! While you indulge in all of our other delicious options, share #TimeoutforTuna on social media to let your friends, family, and fellow fish lovers know you are taking a step towards increasing sustainability.
Follow @luckyrobotrestaurant to stay in touch with our other sustainable efforts throughout the year.